Wichita Day Trip: Fun Things to Do with Kids in Emporia, KS

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Peter Pan Park in Emporia KS | Photo courtesy Visit Emporia

Emporia, KS is a 90-minute drive from Wichita and offers an easy day trip option for families looking to get out and do something different!

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Emporia KS

  1. Visit the David Traylor Zoo: This small zoo has a variety of animals, including lions, bears, and monkeys. Best of all, admission is free!
  2. Explore the Emporia Public Library: The library has a children’s section with books, games, and other resources. It also offers educational programs and events for kids.
  3. Play at the Jones Aquatic Center: This pool has a variety of water features, including slides and a lazy river.
  4. Take a trip to the Emporia State University Nature Trail: This nature trail has a variety of hiking and biking paths, as well as a playground and a picnic area.
  5. Visit the Lyon County Historical Museum: This museum has a collection of artifacts and displays related to the history of Lyon County.
  6. Take a trip to the Emporia Farmers Market: If you’re visiting in season, this market has a variety of locally grown produce, as well as food vendors and other items.
  7. Go to the Emporia Arts Center: This center hosts a variety of art exhibits and educational programs for kids.
  8. Emporia Family Fun Center: Try your hand at mini-golf, go-carts and batting cages at the Emporia Family Fun Center. Open March through November.
  9. Flint Hills Lanes: Hit the lanes and take the kids bowling! 
  10. Peter Pan Park: Over 50 acres to explore! A disc gold course, splash pad, playground, a four-acre lake, tennis and horseshoe courts, a ball field, and plenty of picnic tables and shelters throughout the park.
  11. Peterson Planetarium:  Learn about the solar system, gaze at stars and participate in STEM activities.
  12. Rollers Skating Rink: Lace up & skate or enjoy Nerf Wars!
  13. Trox Gallery & Gifts is a fun spot to shop!
  14. Emporia Imaginarium lets kids explore STEM in an engaging makerspace. Sign up for a class if you’re planning your trip in advance, and don’t miss their store!
  15. Sertoma Miniature Train & Soden Park: The Sertoma miniature train is a favorite of children young and old. Located in Soden’s Grove Parkit operates from June 1 to August 31. The train follows a circular track for 1/3 mile through Soden’s Grove Park near the Cottonwood River.

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    Sertoma Train Emporia KS | photo courtesy emporiasertoma.org
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